our world to change!notre monde à changer !
civic city (ruedi baur, vera baur) and attac franceauthors
lars müller publishers
design and conzept together with ruedi baur with support of odyssée khorsandian
what are the central global issues humanity is facing today? how dire is the future really going to be? and what are possible ways to turn this world into a better one? these are the questions that this book addresses. this publication does not only explain figures related to economics, finance, ecology, nutrition and immigration, but also presents suggestions and alternatives from specialists in these fields.
our world to change! is a formal homage to the sociologist otto neurath and the graphic designer gerd arntz, who created the isotype – an international education system by typographical images – in the 1920s. together graphic designer ruedi baur, we revived otto neuraths iconic Isotype figures to visualize the state of the world today. while these figurines were already part of the art biennial manifesta 11, controversially themed "what people do for money", they take an even more radical stance in critizising global inequality.